Hedemora Municipality

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Hedemora kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Hedemora kommun
Coat of arms
Hedemora Municipality in Dalarna County.png
Country Sweden
County Dalarna County
Seat Hedemora
Area[1]
 • Total 928.77 km2 (358.60 sq mi)
 • Land 835.1 km2 (322.4 sq mi)
 • Water 93.67 km2 (36.17 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 15,088
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Dalarna
Municipal code 2083
Density is calculated using land area only.

Hedemora Municipality (Hedemora kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is in the city of Hedemora.

In 1966 the City of Hedemora was amalgamated with the rural municipality by the same name and with Husby.

Military history[edit]

Hedemora town was a recruit training place under Gustav Vasa's campaign against the Danes. In the victorious battle of Brunnbäck 1521, Peder Svensson from the village Vibberboda in Hedemora Municipality was one of the two commanding officers (the other was Olof Bonde from Norrbärke in Smedjebacken Municipality).

The Livkompaniet (company designated to protect the regiment chief) of Dalregementet was located in Hedemora and Husby parishes between 1682 and 1901. The head officers of Dalregementet also lived in Husby during this period, in Näs kungsgård and Husby kungsgård.

Localities[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Hedemora has five sister cities:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Hedemora - Official website (English) (Swedish)

Coordinates: 60°17′N 15°59′E / 60.283°N 15.983°E / 60.283; 15.983